We are Changing Lives

Changing Lives helps over 17,500 people change their lives for the better each year. We are a national charity dedicated to supporting people with the most complex needs to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their lives.

Our 100+ projects in England are staffed by 500 dedicated staff, supporting people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, addictions, long-term unemployment and more.

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Our Mission

Changing Lives aims to be an outstanding organisation which supports vulnerable people and families to make positive and lasting changes towards a fulfilling life.

  CEO Sleepout Darlington

On Thursday 18th October 2018, business leaders from across Darlington will give up their bed for one night and help those who don’t have one. Will you join them? You’ll be bedding down with CEOs, senior level executives and teams, all braving the elements and sleeping outdoors to raise awareness and funds, each pledging to raise £1000 to fight homelessness and poverty in Darlington.

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  • About Us

    Changing Lives helps people with a wide range of needs. Learn more about us and our dedicated team, trustees & patrons.

  • Our Areas of Work

    Find out more about the four keys areas of services that Changing Lives focus on to help change lives.

  • How you can help

    There are many ways you can help Change Lives, from volunteering at one of our services, taking part in a run or event or simply by donating.

  • Work With Us

    If you’re interested in working with us for any of our services, please click here to learn more about us, our process and to get in touch.

  • News & Blog

    Read about the latest news, events and happenings at Changing Lives, from fundraising opportunities, events and much more.

  • Equality & Diversity

    We are committed to equality and diversity in everything we do & value the unique experience every individual brings.

  • I’m in counselling and I volunteer in the garden. I feel stronger and more confident about the future.

    Bobby, resident of our accommodation

   Make a donation

Donate today and help our dedicated staff and volunteers around the country continue to support over 17,500 vulnerable people and their families every year.

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  Become a volunteer

Volunteer with Changing Lives today and help make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and their families in your community.